I am working on creating a single sign on type of application for my development server that will make it easier to work on other applications while they are in development. These are all web applications.
My directory structure is as follows:
Application1 (single sign on) assets css images js protected ApplicationA ApplicationB ApplicationC
Each of the “child” Applications A, B & C will eventually be moved to their own fully independent live servers. This means that each child application also has it’s own user control and session management when live. Whatever changes I make for this single sign on need to be easily changeable for when the child application is moved live.
So far my approach has been to setup two different session config files, one that has the details of the “parent” single sign on application and one that will use the child applications’ details. Then in each of the index files for the applications I have setup an array merge. This way I can simply change the session include file in each application when it is moved live to point to the live version.
Child Application index file:
<?php require(dirname(__FILE__).'/../../Yii/framework/yii.php'); $local = require('/protected/config/front.php'); $session = require('/protected/config/session_dev.php'); // change to session.php for live $config = CMap::mergeArray($local, $session); Yii::createWebApplication($config)->runEnd('front');
session_dev.php contains the details that are used in the session and database parameters of App1.
<?php $dbHost = 'dbHost'; $dbName = 'dbName'; $dbUsername = 'dbUser'; $dbPassword = 'dbPass'; $connectionString = 'mysql:host='.$dbHost.';dbname='.$dbName; return array( // store sessions in the database 'components'=>array( 'user'=>array( // enable cookie-based authentication 'allowAutoLogin'=>true, ), 'db_dev'=>array( 'connectionString' => $connectionString, 'emulatePrepare' => true, 'username' => $dbUsername, 'password' => $dbPassword, 'charset' => 'utf8', 'enableProfiling' => true, 'enableParamLogging' => true, ), 'session' => array( 'autoStart' => true, 'class' => 'system.web.CDbHttpSession', 'connectionID' => 'db_dev', 'cookieMode' => 'allow', 'cookieParams' => array( 'path' => '/', 'domain' => 'localhost', 'httpOnly' => true, ), ), ), 'behaviors' => array( 'onBeginRequest' => array( 'class' => 'application.components.RequireLogin' ) ), );
Additionally the "id" parameter in the main config of each application have all been set to the same thing.
The single sign on application (App1) has a frontend and backend (both with logins) and I can access both successfully after logging into either one.
According to what I’ve read in various posts this should be working so that once a user has logged into App1 they will automatically be logged into AppA, B & C because they all are on the same domain. However this is not the case.
print_r(Yii::app()->session); returns nothing in the “child” applications. I have confirmed that the child apps are not using their own database session tables but I can’t seem to access the existing logged in session.